A Bill Cosby statue is being removed from Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park, a Walt Disney World spokeswoman said Tuesday evening.
The statue was to come down Tuesday night after the park closed. Disney did not have further comment.
The bronze bust’s removal comes after court documents unsealed Monday revealed that Cosby testified in 2005 he had obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex. The Associated Press had gone to court to get the documents released.
Dozens of women have come forward in the past year saying Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them as far back as 40 years ago.
An online petition had circulated for months calling for the removal of the Cosby bust, which was one of many at Disney’s Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza. Cosby was represented along with celebrities such as Lucille Ball and Oprah Winfrey who have been inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.
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